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Robert Spivack
Smart Home Analyst, Installer, Designer, Technology Consultant, Photographer, Videographer, & "stay up till 3 am to fix it so you don't have to"
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Robert Spivack Apr 16
Collusion, coordinated 3-way deal Apple/Intel/Qualcomm foil Wall Street speculators
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Robert Spivack Apr 16
Replying to @viticci
OTOH, Apple, and only Apple, could write supported kernel drivers or modify graphics drivers so high performance external display on iPad is feasible without Luna-style hardware hack so actually we don’t know anything yet.
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Robert Spivack Apr 16
Replying to @WhatAnnoysMe
Don’t tease is! Tell us what you really think! Seriously, the deets on this new design, please
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Robert Spivack Apr 16
Replying to @viticci
Highly doubt Apple will build a hw display handshake emulator dongle like Luna did (that’s the secret sauce to graphics performance that software alone like Duet display can’t match, even on wired USB
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Robert Spivack Apr 13
Replying to @julipuli
I wonder if a stacked focus sequence could provide enough data to filter out the fence algorithmically?
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Robert Spivack Apr 12
Replying to @netmanchris @Dropbox
If iCloud would add selective sync and the ability to share a folder and not just individual files, Apple could dramatically increase their service revenue instantly with a mass exodus of Dropbox users switching to iCloud
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Robert Spivack Apr 11
Other than friction / cost of changing, was does Smartthings do well or uniquely to keep you onboard? (Serious inquiry, not trolling)
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Robert Spivack Apr 11
Replying to @WhatAnnoysMe
And coincidentally, I am in the middle of re-listening to “the design of everyday things” so I endorse breaking up the iTunes app even more enthusiastically now)
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Robert Spivack Apr 11
Replying to @WhatAnnoysMe
In principle, agreed, but iTunes is such a UX disaster for regular folks ( clients and family) that this is important justification to break that goal in order to let regular folks regain capability that is there but is out of their reach.
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Robert Spivack Apr 9
Can’t use for clients/professional deployments (that’s a whole other discussion), but the functionality can hold it’s own against much bigger, more expensive, proprietary systems. Did I mention the GUI builder for fully custom web and mobile interfaces?
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Robert Spivack Apr 9
There are, of course, some limitations to but it does embrace Z-Wave devices and Zigee indirectly via other bridges. Running as sw on a Mac it is a natural fit for Mac advanced users (and that is why it is ignored by rpi/Linux geeks and main stream media)
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Robert Spivack Apr 9
Unlike other geek DIY automation platforms, you don’t need to futz with rpi hardware and can use familiar macOS GUI for most everything. Large plug in library means you might never write a line of Python yourself or be stuck dealing with JSON or YAML either (unless you want to)
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Robert Spivack Apr 9
And has extensible architecture with python scripting and a large library of community contributed plugins for everything including lighting, music and an almost “single click” install of HomeBridge plugin for Apple HomeKit, something for everyone.
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Robert Spivack Apr 9
Time to view the bullet and fire up on your Mac. Got you to finally try Unifi and see the prosumer/Enterprise side of WiFi/lan/networking. Indigo is the equivalent for true automation.
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Robert Spivack Apr 9
“Leggo of my Eggo’s” (The other San Jose, CA famous invention)
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Robert Spivack Apr 8
Replying to @jcieplinski
I know San Jose isn’t the size of SF, but is isn’t a one-horse, err one tea/coffee shop town either!
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Robert Spivack Apr 5
Replying to @SethPJohnson
Amazon has become the new “old” Microsoft - cheap stuff that sorta/kinda works but sells like crazy because consumers prefer low cost instead of quality
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Robert Spivack Apr 4
You should go with screwless wallplates - the proper Kobayashi Maru maneuver
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Robert Spivack Apr 1
If you need corporate marketing/PR contacts at Lutron, let me know. Nice family owned company founded by the actual inventor of the modern dimmer is a refreshing company culture to work with.
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Robert Spivack Apr 1
Lutron RA2 Select, more expensive and not sold at retail, supports larger configurations and multiple RF repeaters for multi-floor/ larger homes but software app and HomeKit integration identical to Caseta. Dimmers and switches are different, so must pick a system carefully.
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